Happy New Year!
The first Borderway Monthly Dairy Day in 2019 started with a quality offering of freshly calved cows and heifers from many of the region’s leading dairy farms. Trade peaked at £1850 on four occasions with the average price coming to £1630. Demand for dairy cattle continues to be high and will do for the rest of the winter.
Four heifers sold for £1850, the first two were from Lowick Northfield Farms, with a daughter of Vieuxsaule Flame and another sired by Benner Jazznight both giving 30kgs.
Andrew Graves from Home Farm, Tallentire sold seven heifers with two topping at £1850 and both giving oceans of milk.
John & Stuart Todhunter from Lonning Farm sold two heifers both for £1800, the first sired by Bomaz Ingenious giving 35kgs and bred from a dam with three lactations over 12000kgs. The second was sired by Mainstream Manifold and bred from a dam with production over 14000kgs.
The cows also topped at £1800 for a daughter of Co-Op Robust Cabriolet consigned by K Brough & Son, Bolton Cottage. She was giving 37kgs and bred from a dam that produced over 12000kgs in her second lactation.
Montbeliarde heifers topped at £1520 for a heifer producing 26kgs from Matthew Workman, Beeches Farm, Carlisle.
There was a fine offering of British Friesian cows and heifers selling to an average of £1550 and topping at £1750 for a very milky heifer giving 31kgs sired by Winnoch Black Jack.
A small number of in-calf heifers averaged £1350 topping at £1500 for Meadowwise Fitz Nikko sired by Toc-Farm Fitz and consigned by DE & LM Wilson, Petteril Hill Farm.
The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday 16th January comprising 150 freshly calved cows and heifers and will also include an Elite Embryo Auction. An online version of this catalogue can be viewed at www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or can be ordered from the Pedigree Office 01228 406230
Averages – 7 Holstein Cows £1592.50; 26 Holstein Heifers £1630.00; 6 British Friesian cows £1550.00; 4 Montbeliarde & Brown Swiss heifers £1440.00; 4 In-calf Heifers £1350.00.